Origin of a pulmonary artery branch from the ascending aorta is a rare congenital anomaly and has been associated with a high surgical mortality. We are reporting three cases in which repair was facilitated by the use of deep hypothermic circulatory arrest in infants from 2 to 8 weeks of age. In addition, we hope to clarify the spectrum of anomalies which have been included incorrectly under this terminology and are reproposing an embryologic theory.
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1983|